Dublin Branch RMATUI
To RMATUI Colleagues,
I N V I T A T I O N
Guided Tour of Malahide Castle
Self-Guided Tour of Gardens & Grounds
Tuesday 30th May
Meet-Up at 12.15 for Guided Tour at 12.30am
Admission €9.00 (Normally €14.00)
If you hope to attend, please book by email or text to Eamonn asap , and before Thursday 25th May at the latest. Receipt of your booking will be confirmed by email. It is understood that late cancellations are sometimes unavoidable. You are very welcome to invite a companion.
Thanks to branch committee member Aideen Mulcahy for making the arrangements and providing the additional information for the Malahide outing.
On arrival and when getting your tickets at reception, each person is given a layout plan of the gardens and site covered by the ticket purchased.
Looking forward to meeting the regulars and many new faces from near and far.
Br. Joint Secretary
Mob. 086 8703323
Getting There, Parking & Refreshments
Eircode K36 YP65 - If bringing a car there are two free car parks in the grounds off the "Back Road". The one nearest the castle is a two minute walk from the Visitor Centre courtyard and about 4 minutes from the Castle. Parking in the Bridgefield car park is not recommended as you have only two hours free, and you have to pay in advance or risk getting clamped!
If coming by bus it is best to get the 42 to St Sylvester's Catholic church just past the train station. You can turn immediately right and cross at the lights in front of the Casino, thatched cottage. Enter the park with the cricket pitch to your right. Follow the path straight ahead and it's about 10 - 15 minutes to the courtyard which is on the left.
If coming by train, exit the station by the uphill exit and turn right crossing in front of the Casino. About a 10 - 15 minute walk. The meeting point will be the Visitor Centre courtyard which is easy to find.
Map Link - (https://mapcarta.com/N6654757359/Map) (It is well worth viewing)
Avoca have a cafe and food hall in the Visitor Centre with a range of hot and cold, sweet and savoury options to eat in or take away,
Classic Castle Tour
This is not just a tour of a castle; this is a trip through 800 years of history. Learn about the Talbot family and the historical events that shaped their lives, explore the private rooms and furniture and art collections, and hear tales of battles and banquets from our passionate guides. The Castle tour will take at least 45 minutes.
A minimum of two hours in order to fully enjoy all that Malahide Castle and Gardens has to offer is recommended but with so much to see and do, it’s easy to spend a whole day in it. In addition to the Castle Tour there are a host of additional interesting attractions
One of the major features is the beautiful Talbot Botanic Gardens. On the grounds you will also find the Walled Garden, a Victorian Conservatory, the Butterfly House, and an old abbey ruins. Stretching over 20 acres of grass and woodland, the West Lawn is home to rare trees from all over the world, the famous Cedar of Lebanon, Tasmanian pencil pines and Chinese Ginkgo trees, to name but a few.
On the Castle grounds you will also find an award-winning children's playground that includes a fairy trail. Children can use an interactive booklet to solve clues and answer questions along the route. Mesmerising for kids and charming for a wholesome family day out. Under 3’s go free. An outing not to be missed.